A Difficult Mother's Day

Today is a very different Mother’s Day, a very difficult Mother’s Day for so many.
People all over the world will have lost their mums from Covid19 in the last few weeks,
People all over the world are worrying if they will lose their mums to Covid19 in the coming weeks,
People all over the world couldn’t be with their mums today because they are doing the safe thing and staying away.
Many will be mourning their Mums today,
Many will be mourning their Grans, sisters and Aunts today,
Many people will be mourning the children that they long to have,
But in the past, it never occurred to me that many would be mourning their son or daughter today.
That was ......until I lost my own son Jack.
I don't know if he would call me mum or mummy anymore,
I don't know if he would still be as cuddly or tell me he loved me as much as he did when he was 5.
I don't know what my son would be like anymore; but I do know that for almost 6 years, I got to be his mummy and I got to feel his unconditional love.
Many are never given that opportunity and none will ever have the joy of Jack as their son, for that I feel eternally grateful. In the midst of this uncertainty and terrifying time, we all have so much to be grateful for.
I know how easy it is to get caught up in the everyday life of being a parent but maybe tonight, especially with everything that is going on in the world, you could take a minute to be grateful for the son or daughter, mother or father you have.
I really do believe that there is no stronger mother than one that lives every day without their son or daughter. As tonight comes to a close, I'm sending all my love to every broken hearted mums who have survived today. That's the true meaning of courage and strength.
When it’s all stripped back, all you need is your heath and your love 💚
Sending hope and health to all xxx
A Difficult Mothers Day
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